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Edmund WALLER
Matric. Fell.-Com. from KING'S, Easter 1621.
S. and h. of Robert (1578), of Chalfont, Buckinghamshire , Esq. B. 03 Mar., 1605/6.
Schools, High Wycombe [ Buckinghamshire ] and Eton [ Buckinghamshire ].
Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, 03 Jul., 1622.
M.P. for Ilchester [ Somerset ], 1624 ; for Chipping Wycombe [ Buckinghamshire ], 1626 ; for Amersham [ Buckinghamshire ], 1628, 1640 ; for St Ives [ Huntingdonshire or Cornwall ], 1640 ; for Hastings [ Sussex ], 1661 .
F.R.S., 1663 .
Of Hall Barn, Beaconsfield [ Buckinghamshire ].
Paid poetic court to 'Sacharissa' (Dorothy Spencer), 1635 ; his verses circulated in manuscript.
Defended Episcopacy, 1641 .
Conducted the impeachment of Sir Francis Crawley, 1641 .
Opposed the raising of troops by Parliament, 1642 .
Leader in a plot (Waller's plot) to seize London for Charles I.
Expelled from Parliament, 1643 ; imprisoned in the Tower of London , 1643-4 . Fined and banished; withdrew to Paris [ France ]. Pardoned through Cromwell's influence and returned to England , 1651 .
Commissioner of Trade, 1655 .
Constantly advocated toleration, particularly for the Quakers.
The well-known poet.
Married (1) Ann, dau. of Edmund (? John) Banks, of London , 05 Jul., 1631; (2) Mary Bracey (Bressy), of Thame, Oxfordshire .
Died 21 Oct., 1687; buried at Beaconsfield [ Buckinghamshire ]. M.I.
Brother of Griffon (1623).
(Burke, L.G. ; Lipscomb, III. 187; King's Coll. Hist., 139; D.N.B. )
Edmund WALLER
Approx. lifespan: 1603–1687
Matric. Fell.-Com. from King's College 1621:04ET:
s. and h. of Robert WALLER (1578) of Chalfont, Buckinghamshire , Esq.
b. 1605/6:03:03
Schools High Wycombe, [Buckinghamshire], and Sch: Eton
Adm. at Lincoln's Inn 1622:07:03
M.P. for Ilchester, [Somerset], 1624 ; for Chipping Wycombe, [Buckinghamshire], 1626 ; for Amersham, [Buckinghamshire], 1628, 1640 ; for St Ives, [Huntingdonshire or Cornwall], 1640 ; for Hastings, [Sussex], 1661
F.R.S. 1663
Of Hall Barn Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire],
Paid poetic court to 'Sacharissa' (Dorothy Spencer) 1635 ; his verses circulated in manuscript.
Defended Episcopacy 1641
Conducted the impeachment of Sir Francis Crawley 1641
Opposed the raising of troops by Parliament 1642
Leader in a plot (Waller's plot) to seize London , for Charles I.
Expelled from Parliament 1643 ; imprisoned in the Tower of London , 1643-44
Fined and banished; withdrew to Paris, [France],
Pardoned through Cromwell's influence and returned to England , 1651
Commissioner of Trade 1655
Constantly advocated toleration, particularly for the Quakers.
The well-known poet.
m. (1)Ann, dau. of Edmund (? John) Banks, of London , 1631:07:05 ;
m. (2) Mary BRACEY (Bressy), of Thame, Oxfordshire ,
d. 1687:10:21 ; buried at Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire],
M.I.
brother of Griffon WALLER (1623)
(Burke, L.G. ; Lipscomb III. 187; King's Coll. Hist. 139; D.N.B. )

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